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Hayley Kiyoko dedicates VMAs award to queer women of colour

The ‘Girls Like Girls’ hitmaker took home the Push Artist of the Year award at the MTV Video Music Award on Monday.

‘Girls Like Girls’ hitmaker Hayley Kiyoko. Picture: @hayleykiyoko/Instagram.

LONDON - Hayley Kiyoko dedicated her MTV Video Music Award win to queer women of colour as she picked up the Push Artist of the Year award at the ceremony on Monday.

The Girls Like Girls hitmaker took home the Push Artist of the Year Award at the ceremony on Monday and in a snap interview after picking up the gong, she explained just who she wanted to honour with her award.

Speaking to Billboard after her win, she said: “This validates any queer woman of colour that you can follow your dreams. VMGAYS! ... I don’t call myself [Lesbian Jesus], but my fans LOVE it. They scream it, they throw bras at me, and I am just a vessel for their feelings and that is all that matters.”

Meanwhile, Kiyoko previously revealed Taylor Swift was so kind to her before their recent collaboration.

Talking about the time she joined Swift on stage in Foxborough, Massachusetts, earlier this month to perform Curious during her Reputation tour, she said: “We rehearsed the choreography and she was like, ‘Is this your first time playing a stadium?’ And I was like ‘Yeah! Definitely. This is not normal. You do know you are a superstar, right?’ But it was incredible, and she was so kind to me and she’s so smart and it was an amazing experience.”

Swift has previously heaped praise on Kiyoko for her brave coming out a story.

The Delicate hitmaker added: “We should applaud artists who are brave enough to tell their honest romantic narrative through their art, and the fact is that I’ve never encountered homophobia and she has. It’s her right to call out anyone who has double standards about gay vs straight love interests.”

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